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>> brian: that's right. >> gretchen: maybe afterward. >> brian: 7:30 the all-star game. bye. >> gretchen: have a great rest of the week. see you later. >> steve: so long, everybody. bill: on a day where it feels like some of americas largest labor unions sounding off on the healthcare law, warning it could shatter america's middle class as we know it unless serious changes are made. good morning from new york city. i'm live from america's newsroom. two countries today. martha: i'm march that -- i'm ma maccallum. first what bill was discussing,
the disunion among some of the biggest obama-care supporters. they say changed must be made to obama-career to we can kiss the 40-hour workweek good-bye. bill: it said the affordable healthcare act would destroy the health and well being of our members athrong with millions of americans. what gives here? >> reporter: which group of people is still gung-ho for obama-care? when you lost the unions you lost the original supporters of the obama-care bill. it defines full-time work as 30 hours a week.
that's pushing employers into part-time work, less than 30 hours a week. unions do not want that. make no mistake. these are three very bill and very influential letters. the teamsters signed his letter. 265,000 members, unite here. seniors, youngsters and now the unions upset with the impending obama-care. bill: quoting you said if we liked the health plans we have now we can keep them. sadly that promises under press. >> mitt romney ran on a campaign of repeal obama-care and replace it. what the unions are saying in that letter sound exactly like it. change it.
change the radically because we don't like it. bill: congress wrote this law, we voted for you, we have a problem, you need to tick it. >> reporter: they want to change the basic structure of obama-care. they see the chaos that is coming. they know it's bad for unions. they don't like it. bill: the law creates incentives for employers to keep employees work hours below 30 hours a week and that damages the union. >> reporter: that's their point, it changes the definition of full-time work. and it pushes them to employ part time people. bill: back to martha in london for more. martha: the other big story is could the senate go nuclear?
at the top of the hour majority leader harry reid could carry through on his threat to exercise the so-called nuclear option. a majority vote for the president's long-stalled nomination. but critic worry ending decade of filibuster rules won't stop there. >> over the past decade both parties wielding the gavel have chased under this arrangement. both parties have considered changing the rules. both parties have wisely reconsidered. the house has rules for the house. the rules of the senate are appropriate for the senate. martha: several senators are saying a deal could be in the
work to prevent the filibuster but as of now still no deal. price shock at gas pump. prices up 16 cent in the last week alone. the national average for regular $3.64 a gallon. why would gas go up so quickly right now? >> reporter: a big reason is the unrest in egypt. egypt controls the suez canal. when you combine the removal of their president mohammed morsi and all the uncertainty, the price of crude oil goes up according to triple aaa. gas supplies are tight and there are a lot of people on the road taking trips. so all that drives the prices up. while $3.64 for one gallon of gas is painful within it does not hurt as had bad as this week
two years ago when a gallon of gas cost 50 cents more. $4 and change on average. triple aaa puts car pooling and using public transit at the top of their list. they say driving slower, shopping online and keeping your trunk empty are all ways to save fuel. martha: is washington doing anything to keep a handle on these prices? >> reporter: in an hour there will and that natural resource and energy hearing. part of the focus will be on how oil production here at home can potentially impact gas prices. but the gas prices can drive the costs of everything up and the consumer price index which is just out within that measures how much stuff costs shoppers.
it's up half a percent. 2/3 of that increase comes from this rise in gas prices. martha: thank you very much from washington. bill: as peter mentioned the average price of gasoline has gone up 16 cents the last week or so. that's an increase of 2 cents per gallon per day and that's nothing when you consider 23 state already have a price that's he higher than the national average. martha: four former governors of california teaming up in an attempt to delay the release of nearly 10,000 prison inmates in their state. feet wilson, gray davis and arnold schwarzenegger have gotten together on this. they have submitted a friend of the court brief back an earlier request made by ever by brown after three federal judges ordered california to release
the up mates by year many end because of severe overcrowding. bill: you have s. attorney general eric holder getting ready to address the naacp convention. jonathan serrie back on this story in orlando. what is eric holder likely to say about the zimmerman matter today? >> reporter: the justice department is under intense pressure to take some sort of pressure in the wake of saturday's verdict. even though a florida state jury found george zimmerman not guilty of murder or manslaughter. leaders of the naacp are petitioning the doj to file federal civil rights charges in connection with the fatal
shooting of trayvon martin. yesterday speaking at a convention holder described the 17-year-old's death as a quote tragic unnecessary shooting. >> the deltas are deeply and rightly concerned about this case. the justice department shares your concern. i share your concern. [applause] >> reporter: over the weekend the justice department announced it would examine evidence and testimony from the state trial to see if any civil right were violated. multiple neighbors portray zimmerman in a favorable light. quoting just one example within name redacted who is a black female did not see any racial bias in zimmerman. he was peace respectful to her.
others describe him as calm and mellow, saying he never used derogatory term to describe race, religion or any category. bill: the first time we heard from george zimmerman's parents speaking with barbara walters. >> reporter: the parent of george zimmerman are relieved their son was acquitted during the trial when the jury handled down it verdict saturday. but they say they are upset at this case even went to trial in the first place. on their web site, they write, quote, although we have always known our not guilty, the state of florida utilized significant resources to conduct a clearly malicious unfonded prosecution. we sincerely hope more of the truth will become available and all responsible will be held fully accountable for their truly egregious actions. so some harsh words for the prosecution from the parent of george zimmerman.
bill: jonathan serrie, thank you in orlando, florida. martha: george zimmerman's brother robert joins us live next with the last two days have been luke for his family since his brother was fount not guilty on all charges. bill report irs agent, her testimony could be key in figuring out the controversy. they are calling out the agent from cincinnati saying there was no way there were rogue agents in her office targeting tea party groups. martha: the boy scout thinned out. what to make on the obese scout being told they can't go to the scout biggest event which only comes up once every four years. we'll be right back. man: the charcoal went out already? ... forget it. vo: there's more barbeque time in every bag of kingsford original charcoal.
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its on scene investigation of the asiana crash at san francisco international. they are completing the investigation of the wreck and and the runtway. the next phase will continue with interviews and closer analysis offsite of the plane. 3 people were killed. dozens were injured on july 6. bill: one of the 6 females who acquitted george zimmerman says she believes zimmerman's story. quote, i have no doubt george feared for his life in the situation he was in at the time. both were responsible for the situation they have gotten themselves into. i think both could have walked away.
george zimmerman's brother is with me in the studio. we first met three months ago. your parents told barbara wall material they haven't talked to their son, they haven't seen their son since the verdict late saturday night. >> they saw him in the courtroom. he wanted to go home. not what we saw in the courtroom. but we have concerns of having our phones tapped and listened to bit administration or mom ever because george is now as we know the subject of ongoing investigation. so a lot of things we do are keghting in person. that's how we managed to stay hidden for so long. it's old school but it work. bill: have you spoke on him? >> i was on the phone with my sister when he called my sister and communicated that way, clicking back and forth on the other line but i have not spoken to him directly for the same
reason. bill: would you describe your brother as in hiding? >> yes. i texted him. but we are back to what we were doing in march of 2012 because it's right in everybody's mind right now. bill: what did he tell you after the verdict came down saturday night? >> he was on the phone with gracie, our little sister. he was not yet able to process everything that happened. freedom is a brand-new knowing to him. he's been confined not just by an ankle bracelet but psychologically and emotion alley confined to that courtroom every day seeing people trying to put him in prison for the rest of his life. when that's gone and you are in essence a free man and they cut that ankle bracelet off your ankle and the judge says you have no further business before the court, it's very jarring. bill: juror b37 said the mistake
your brother made is getting out of the car. >> i think she said both are responsible in what happened. bill: she said the mistake she believes he made was getting out of the car that night. >> that's her opinion and that's definitely -- i'm glad she did not equate that to a murder or manslaughter. i have seen the rest of the thing she said. i think of the most important thing and most telling thing is this is not a case about race and race was not a factor in this case. bill: what did you think when she said both could have walked away, almost suggesting it could have been avoid entirely. >> that's her interpretation. if you believe that and they did their job they found that the facts of the case spoke for themselves as to his liability criminally if he acted in some kind of illegal way. probably that's not an untrue statement that both could have somehow walked away.
there i no evidence george confronted trayvon martin. there i a phone witness she also said she did not find creditable. but for this non-credible witness there is nothing to suggest george ever confronted trayvon. there is a lot of evidence to suggest george was confronted by trayvon including the non-credible witness to said trayvon initiated the conversation with george. bill: you thought your brother would be acquitted and walk away. now he may face a federal issue. do you think eric holder has a case against george zimmerman? >> i think eric holder is being pressured by groups who first wanted just a surm pell arrest and that's it. now have his fair day in court and whatever the verdict is
we'll respect it. then when the verdict was coming they wanted him to be found guilty. but the verdict wasn't what they wanted so they are moving the goal post again and calling on the department of justice to investigate him more. i think it's more responsible -- i understand the justice department is responding to pressure. but i think the american people need time to digest "not guilty. " it doesn't mean nothing happened. bill: there are two other issues. one deals with the prosecutor who is asked to describe your brother in a word. you wanted to offer a conciliatory note to america. robert is back on what he wants america to unabout this ordeal. so stay tuned for that. martha: dozens of homes evacuated as wildfires tear across the west coast.
martha: mandatory evacuations are underway after fires break out in the san bernardino national fort. the fire is only 5% contained at this point. no word yet on injuries or what may have caused it. bill: george zimmerman's brother robert zimmerman back with me in new york as we continue our discussion. the prosecutor was asked to describe her brother in one word and she said murderer. >> wildly inappropriate. and it's confusing the people
who heard that. the jury made a decision. i have never seen prosecutors be so outright disparking of our process. is she saying they made the wrong call? i think that woman has made quite a few outbursts to including to professor ders with it and harvard law school. i would encourage her not to say anything else about this case. bill: do you think your brother did anything wrong? >> i think everyone has a hand in their fate ultimately. but there is a different between regretting and feeling remorse for. if you do what you believe is right at the time. hindsight is 2020, you can always look back and feel remorse about the outcome.
bill: did you anticipate the reaction before the verdict was hand down? >> i did. sometimes people don't focus on what's coming out in testimony. they just focus on the final word not guilty that it means nothing happened and that's not true. bill: what was the mess paneling you wanted to give to our viewers. >> the juror who spoke out is helping out with that message. race did not play a part in this case. the jury is speaking out saying the the same thing the defense and george's family has been saying for the better part of the year. we need to step back within digest what happened. our process is the finest in the world and that's who made the determination in this case before we keep inflaming passions and listening to people who might be exploiting passions and feelings. bill: robert zimmerman, thank
you for your time this morning. martha: her testimony could be key in figuring out the irs scandal. what we can expect when a key whistleblower will step in front of members of congress on capitol hill. she'll say about the tax agency targeting 500 tea party and conservative groups. plus we all want gas prices to go down. but not like this. what caused this to happen. when we come back in america many newsroom. to fight chronic osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, y will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can helpeduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior
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bill: a quick check of the dow. another record high set yesterday. that's number 26. it's only mid-july. in 2013 we have had 7 record highs on wall street as we roll on. martha: how about this story. the irs which the blower who says it was higher ups in washington who targeted the tea party groups. she says it was not subordinates like her in cincinnati. she is going to speak publicly for the first time. this is going to be a big deal. the house oversight committee has invited her to speak her mind to them.
jay sekulow and his organization represent 41 of the tea party groups who are suing. it will be -- she has said some very powerful things in her testimony. she says lois lerner basically tried to dumb all of this in their laps and she took her direction from carter hall in washington when it came to scrutinizing these groups. >> that's right. and she'll be sitting next to carter hall. will carter hall actually testify snow's a senior irs legal specialist in tax exempt organizations who all of a sudden retired when the scandal came out. she implicated him in the beginning when they went to her written testimony and said i couldn't do anything. this guy wouldn't let me make a decision. he demanded everything. these are people in washington who worked for lois lerner.
so the question will be, when he talks about carter hall. if carter hall tef guys and doesn't take the fifth, will he say all i was doing is what lois lerner told me to do. martha: we do or we don't know whether he will be speak or whether he will be sitting there when all of this happens thursday? >> it could be like what happened with lois lerner. it could show up, take the fifth. he could show up and speak. his attorney could announce tomorrow he's not going to show up and you have to subpoena him. we don't exactly know. the list was still developing moment before we came on air. but what we do know is carter hall like lois lerner and holly patz and others is one of the officials named in our lawsuit. so they are facing civil lawsuits. this criminal investigation they would be the people
investigated. so it will be interesting to know if they testify and because hoffacker in cincinnati was the first one to say we are not taking the blame for this. you told me to send all the applications. the left tried to make this about targeting all political groups. they will do this to the inspector general who has been called to testify and hoffaker and also talk about that. martha: yes, you can. when you look at her testimony she says we didn't deal with any progressive or liberal groups in my task oriented group. all we were told to deal with was specifically tea party and conservative groups so a suggestion that a lot of this was put into the filter and shook out whether these groups were political goes away if she i telling the truth because she
says look for conservative and tea party groups. that's your job, right? >> right. we know that from the document. only the tea party was given to her. they said give this to her and she'll coordinate with washington. , lois lerner and holly patz. it says tea party groups aren't like progressive ones, they shouldn't be treated the same. if you are a libbal activist group probably it's not the right designation if you want to be involved in these campaigns. where are all these groups? the left spoke out and condemned the tea party targeting, then said we have a political salvation here, no one actually got targeted. there is no action. if the irs put them on a list
but what if they didn't do anything with the list? martha: in terms much being aggrieved. elizabeth hoffacher complained to the higher ups in washington that she was getting irate faxes and phone calls from tea party and conservative groups saying what's up with my application. i have been waiting for so long. she was the gait keeper and frustrated and tried to get to movement on it from washington. she finally quit her job, right? view. >> she said i have had enough, i can't do this. carter hall was the legal specialist. an attorney who retired all of a sudden after the scandal started. he had been at at irs for decade. he has been implicated as the author of many of the inappropriate and unconstitutional question airs that had been been giving to
hoffacher to send out. does carter hall take the fifth because he's worried or does he try to shift the blame? and if he does shift the blame, and actually speak and say i was just doing what i was told, will this lead to lois lerner possibly getting immunity because she is the on one who can talk to what went on? martha: we can put the pieces together potentially with the help of elizabeth hoffacher. it will be underring to see what happens thursday. carter hall who may be central to knowing whether this came from washington and was -- and told the senate employees to carry out may be revealed. as you noticed we are in london this week. and everybody is waiting for the royal baby but nobody knows when
a baby is going to come except the baby. so their is all kinds of discussion about when the baby will arrive. you have got conflicting story in the families. there was a report here that care middleton, the duchess of cambridge's mom and would be privy to any of this information said something to somebody according to these reports about the baby being a leo. leo begins on july 22. that is not what the folk who have been camped out outside the hospital already will have to wait to july 22. then you have camilla whose birthday is wednesday. she turns 66 wednesday who said she thinks that it could be later this week. maybe she is hoping for a birthday buddy the 17th of july. those are different due dates. we were never told an exact due
date. here we sit and wait for the big news. bill: where's kate? martha: where is date? martha: she is at her parents. we think william who played polo all weekend is there as well. they spent a lot of time there. it's their quiet getaway. this is a look -- when they come back to kensington palace they will be at nottingham cottage. so she may stay with her parents until the last minute. but as you know, she will have no problem betting there quickly. pop. every time you hear a helicopter in the sky you will think they are clearing the streets for the royal route.
bill: they have been waiting for years now so we'll see in time whether it's wednesday or whether it's a week from now. martha: in the meantime we watch and wait and gather little trinket.for you because i know you are such a big royal fan. bill: you may have to file for citizenship unless that baby comes soon. back at home their is trouble for the president's healthcare law. why america's largest unions are saying it's not good for its members and it's not good for middle class america, martha. martha: fugitive nsa leaker edward snowden make another asylum request. where is he want to go hide now? mill * meet the man who found a quarter million in gold buried at the bottom of the ocean.
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martha: a busy cleanup after this big storm caused a mess at the gas station. the heavy rain caused the awning to topple on its side. owners say the gas station was days away from the grand opening. not so grand there. bill: buyers remorse on obama-care. there are three big american unions including the teamsters warning the president that changes must be made to the healthcare law or middle class americans can kiss the american dream good-bye. bob beckel, cohost of the five,
mary katharine ham who is yet to be a cohost of "the five" but there is still time for you. bob, have you seen this letter? >> i have. can i say something before that? i have had four sleepless nights in a row waiting for this baby. i just wanted to you know i can't stand it. i have had a nervous breakdown. bill: when the baby arrives i'm calling bob first. mary katherine what do you think is going on here? >> this is backers remorse. the unions put in to end to money to protect democrats from the consequences of this vote when people were mad about it in 2010. they backed the law pretty loudly at the time. and everybody had assurances their stuff was going to end up protected and that end up not being the case. i welcome the unions to my side
of this argument and seeing the unintended consequences and some of the stuff that's going to happen with this law and the union members whose money was being used to back this. bill: some of this language is down right threatening. what did you think when you read it, bob? >> these guys helped write this bill, they understood what was tonight and they got an extension on their cadillac plans. now they want to insure they get another five years. this is a classic labor union negotiating position. it out there, scare everybody, get your cut. bill: will they get that? >> sure. bill: five year extension again? when is this law going to go into effect? >> i don't know, 2042. this law -- there are certain thing about this law that need to be changed.
but the labor unions supposedly are worried about people who don't have insurance who are poor. now all after sudden they have problems for their own members and they forget their conscience. the fact of the matter is they are bargaining for extending their exemptions which is what they want to do and they say to hell with poor people. bill: nobody likes it. >> i like it. bill: i can't find a group that says this is a good law for america. >> it's complicated law and you could tales see it was going to mess up a lot of people's systems they already had in place. that's part -- bill were you said if we like the health plans we have now we could keep them. sadly that promise is under threat. i stalked to stuart varney and that sounds like mitt romney from a year ago. >> the process that built it included the unions covering out
favors for themselves. when these groups have enough clout like when you see the employer benefit getting pushed off, they could change the law. what does the regular joe do who doesn't have insurance and buys more expensive insurance or pays the mandate. so you will get a bunch of springs pulled and a bunch of waivers passed. >> why don't you give me sticks. what specifically except that -- except the kids can go home and get understand until they are 26. >> the problem is you only have three specific thing to like. >> give me an answer. bill: hold on to to your suspenders. the law creates an incentive to keep employees' work hours below 30 hours a week. we vote for you, you need to fix
it. >> you are reading a labor union letter. i have read those things. it's all about negotiations. that's way it's about. these guys -- they are putting their markers down before the five years run out. that's what they are doing. i understand labor unions, i'm a member of the labor union movement. it's classic for them to do it. and it's not a surprise. but i still ask you, show me one example. >> bob only has three things people like about this law and they passed a law that's gigantic and changed the entire system and a lot of other thing are happening that are bad. >> could you please bring those on to the show. bill: 66% are worried about the law. here is martha. martha: it's hot in there. but is there a heat wave in the making? how long are these record-breaking temperatures going to last?
martha: the boy scout of america stirring up new controversy bang any of their members with a body mass index known as a bmi of 40 or greater. they are saying they cannot attend one of the big boy scout events which is the national scout jamboree competition which officially gets underway today. in response, it explains what the boy scout perspective is on this. they say teaching scouts and scouters to live a sustainable
life which includes a healthy lifestyle and the health of our participants are the most important goals of the jamboree. we publish our height and weight requirements years in advance and many individuals began a health regimen to lose the weight to attend the jamboree. but who could not, most self select and chose not to apply. it's one of the higheste adventure bases in the world that comes with a challenging terrain. joining me is steven garner from new york's methodist hospital. what do you think? >> i think it's a business mistake. it's discouraging kids who need exercise the don't know from getting involved. they are assuming you can take someone's height and weight and
determine how fit he is. that's not true. look at a sumo work wrestler. martha: most of the things my kids participate in, they give you a form and say does your doctor allow your child to participate. >> how many times do we hear tragedies where a football player, a student in high school dies on the field and didn't even know the kid was sick because he looked great. there are heart conditions and lung conditions that you want to evaluate before you want them to go. why not have a rigorous fiscal exam to avoid a tragedy we often see at this time. martha: i think it' it's right. it would are been to put the onus on the family doctor who
has a much easier way to evaluate because they are familiar are that child. every year we hear of some kind of tragedy happening due to the heat, and kids being overweight. but the body mass index they are talking about, 39, that's very high. would you expect that there would and lot of kids who would call into that category? >> very few. but a 39.9 versus 40 gets different treatment. if a kid has a 39.9 bmi there is a big difference from a 40 and there isn't. bmi is fraught with errors. a lot of our football players would not be able to meet the criteria to perform in this boy scout. you are also assuming -- you think this poor kid can col rise weight. not so easy. martha: dr. garner thank you very much. we'll see you soon. bill: we awaiting a big bill on
martha: well on capitol hill this hour, we await the beginning of a vote on the issue of presidential nominees and this vote could literally change the rule book in washington if the senate top democrat does not get his way on this. welcome everybody, to a brand new hour of "america's newsroom." there is a live look what is going on capitol hill. i'm martha maccallum. bill: martha, hello from london. i'm bill hemmer in new york. almost every senator attend ad meeting overnight to solve the difference over presidential appointees. harry reid is ready to approve the so-called nuclear option and approve the appoint east by literally changing the senate rule book. some of the lawmakers who attended that meeting says that
would be a dangerous move and dangerous decision considering how many senators seem to willing to work something out. take a listen. >> i think the majority of the united states senate wants to work something out. short of this nuclear trigger which would establish a precedent that you can change the rules in the middle of the game with a simple majority vote. martha: national correspondent steve centanni joins us now. he is live in washington. so what happens this morning steve? >> reporter: well, martha senate majority leader harry reid will hold a test vote on the nomination of richard cordray to head the consumer financial protection bureau. now if the senate votes to move forward with debate on cordray's nomination, it might indicate some measure proving guess in the wake of that 3.5 hour, late night meeting of nearly the entire senate last night. reid came out of that meeting with only this to say. >> we have been no breaks. we've been going steady in
there. we had a very good conversation. a conversation will continue tonight. the votes are scheduled at 10:00 in the morning. >> reporter: reid's threatening to change the rules of the senate to allow presidential appointees to be confirmed on a simple majority vote eliminating the possibility of a filibuster, martha. martha: what are the republicans saying about last night's meeting? >> reporter: some say it was good for the senate to get together and talk even if they didn't reach any major agreement because that kind of open dialogue happens all too seldom these days. >> there has really fallen into a pattern where republicans spend way too much time with republicans and democrats spend way too much time with democrats and nobody begins to perceive the solutions that you could find if you're really looking for solutions rather than looking for differences. >> reporter: others say changing the rules for presidential appointees is not really the central issue.
listen. >> changing the filibuster rule on this one aspect of things we vote on is not a solution to what's wrong with senate. what's wrong with senate is that we don't have the political will to make tough decisions. >> reporter: so the senate convenience at this hour and that test vote on whether to move ahead with cordray nomination comes at 11:00 a.m.,. martha? martha: steve, thank you. well this so-called, nuclear option was designed to work around the senate's 60-vote cloture rule which is not really part of the constitution. the cloture rule was adopted in 1911 by a senate at odds with president woodrow wilson who wanted congress to pass bills more swiftly. six amendments to the rule have been adopted since then. amending senate rules normally requires a vote of two thirds of the senators present and voting or 67 votes to get that done. >> got a fox news alert now. an update on the nsa leaker ed
snowden, officially said to be filing for asylum in russia. that move comes aday after president putin accused the united states of essentially trapping snowden in moscow. john bolton, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n., fox news contributor and, sir, welcome back here. what do you think is going on now with this guy? >> he is trying to buy himself time perhaps with russians but let me just say, i think this is important to understand. all of this many application for temporary asylum, visas, tradition proceedings all utterly irrelevant. this is all blue smoke and mirrors, pom-poms and confetti. it is irrelevant to the political decision that russia could and should make right now, sending back to us or send him on to somewhere else. what the russians want, i think has what he has got in his laptop computers and a lot of this depend whether or not they have got it yet. bill: that is a good question. we don't know whether he has given it over or not. and perhaps that could be part
of the asylum deal? >> or whether they have taken it from him or they get a deal when he goes to ecuador, venezuela or cuba whatever paradise he ends up then the russians will get ahold of it. bill: this is my sense and straighten me out where missing the point here. over the last two weeks putin was steadfast in favor of this guy for the a couple days and then he turned. we want to be conscientious. we want to be aware we don't want the guy to give up more u.s. or american secrets. he is still jammed in the airport. putin is not giving him passage to russia or is unable to get a flight to venezuela or cuba without getting intercepted along the way. what is going on inside of putin's head? >> if putin wanted him to stay in russia they would find a way to do it. bill: but he's not, that's the point. >> that snowden could cause him trouble if he stayed in russia, not because of relations with u.s. but because of what he might do there. i think the fundamental russian
point they want the information that snowden has with him. i don't think the russians fear consequences from the obama administration at all. they just haven't figured out the way to do it and that's what they're working on. look, if they wanted him to go to venezuela they would put him on a russian military jet and he would be there. bill: to the point, if putin could give him asylum and he has not done that, why not? >> because i don't think yet he has got the conditions where he wants this guy still inside russia. without being assured that he can get ahold of the information. and i think that's really what the hang-up has been here. i think there were a lot of miscalculations made on a lot of different parts not least of which is snoweddens, he thought he could slip through moscow and get on a plane to cuba or some other place. bill: you don't think putin will fear recriminations from the administration? >> he hasn't seen any. bill: that is heck of a statement. >> china allowed snowden to get
out of hong kong, no retribution, no penalty, no pain, no nothing. the russians has every expectation just as china will get a pass on they will get a pass as well. bill: we'll see what happens. john bolton, good to have you back today. martha: listen, there is a scandal that is brewing after a mayor of a major city accused sexual harrassment will not step down from his office. this is san diego mayor bob filner. he says he is not going anywhere. william la jeunesse joins us live from san diego. what are the allegations exactly here, william? >> reporter: kissing, groping, lewd comments, sexual harrassment those are the allegations against long-time liberal democrat former congressman and current mayor of san diego, bob filner. filner claims to be a big supporter of women's rights. he has been in office less than a year yet already three female
staffers quit. two aides resigned over admittedly abusive behavior. his first political appointee, a former city councilwoman quit over alleged harrassment. >> this was a mayor who just tried to kiss her. she was unnerved. while sorting this out and about to drive off, the mayor quickly had his hand on the inside of her bra, and was again trying to put his tongue down her throat. >> my client has witnessed or has discussed with others who have witnessed the mayor grab an employee and try to kiss her. have her awkwardly call him a dirty old man and push him away, yet he continued to make rude comments to her. she complained he grabbed her [bleep] and touched her chest. >> reporter: now the three women who are considering filing sexual harrassment claims with city, campaign volunteer, mayoral staffer and constituent supporter. at this point in time many on
the city council asked him to resign. filner is refusing. martha? martha: this is a shocking, unbelievable story, these allegations. what does the mayor say? what is his excuse on his own behalf here? >> reporter: well, last week in a video message the mayor said he admitted on camera that he mistreated women. that he apologized for his behavior. he said he diminished the office of mayor and that he needed help. nevertheless he says the facts will vindicate him. >> i'm a very demonstrative person. i, i express myself demonstrably. i'm a hugger, a of both men and women. and, if it turns out that that, well, as it turns out that those are taken in an offensive manner, i need to have a greater self-awareness about what i am doing and we will correct that and i am taking those steps.
>> reporter: now that in interview with kusi, the local affiliate which did happen after this press conference, the mayor did not deny the allegations but he said again, he is entitled to due process. however the mayor, who is 70 years old has other problems. his 48-year-old fiance broke up with him last week after she said he was sending sexual messages and setting updates in her presence. that he is and i'm quoting her words, in an e-mail, his constant infidelities and abusiveness. he is also under federal investigation for receiving a $100,000 contribution from a developer in exchange for zoning changes. and at this point in time, 59% in a poll, yesterday, want the mayor to resign. he is saying he will not. a recall is a possibility. martha? martha: he has got a lot going on, that mayor. wow, what a story. william, we'll see where that goes. bill: certainly does. police calling a would-be robber not too bright. the caught on tape standoff
between a criminal and a clerk. martha: plus, hot, hot, hot. triple-digit temperatures along the east coast. look at that red span half across the country. when will we get some relief, folks? bill: hot out there. house republicans planning a vote that could potentially cripple the president's health care law. the author of a bill to delay a critical piece of the puzzle is live here to explain his strategy. what he says needs to be done now. >> after 20,000 pages and still adding new regulations and over 150 new bureaucratic agencies, boards and programs, they still haven't figured out what is in the law or how to make the law work. which is why we need to permanently delay the implementation of the law. every day we're working to be an even better company -
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border of texas. he was the head of the sate at that cartel. he was wanted for dozens of crimes, murder, torture, kidnapping execution of hundreds of people in that country. the u.s. state department put a five million dollars reward up for his capture. martha: new challenge to the president's health care law is come this week. republican lawmakers introduced a pair of bills that would delay both the employer and the individual mandates. the president has asked for the employer one already. and the house is planning to vote on this as early as wednesday we're told. i'm joined by indiana republican todd young. he is a the cosponsor of one of these bills and he joins me now. congressman, welcome. so how do you expect this to go on wednesday? >> well, we're going to bring a series of bills to the floor of the house. one which will essentially sanction, give congressional sanction to the action the administration already has taken which is to delay the employer
mandate. the employer mandate we'll recall is that mandate that those employers who employ 50 or more employees for 30 or hourmore hours each, that each of them provide health insurance to their employees. it had some unintended consequences. 48% of small businesses indicate it caused a decline in the number of employees they're hiring and it is hurting business. it caused a lot of hourly workers to lose the numbers of hours they're working. they're moved to below 30 hours. so what we want to do is say as republicans and hopefully many of the democrats will agree, that we do in fact need to delay the employer mandate. however another bill, one that i have authored and we'll also vote on is something that will delay the individual mandate for a year as well. we happen to believe at least on the republican side, hopefully there will be many democrats agree, that if you're offering relief to big businesses and
labor unions you ought to afford the same sort of tax relief to individual, hard-working americans. martha: i understand. congressman, what do you say to those, look, the house has vote the 35 times since 2011 to delay or to repeal obamacare. we all know what happens. it gets over to the other side and it's dead. nothing happens is. this exercise worth it? or would it be better to start, you know, coming up with a gop alternative to obamacare that could be voted on and i know a couple of folks in the congress are already working on that? >> well, that's right. we have a house doctors caucus which has been working for years on a comprehensive, patient-centered, market-based sort of reform that will actually reduce the cost of health insurance in this country and thus in the process make health insurance affordable to millions, millions of americans and so that's done in a fiscally-responsible way and the ways and means committee which i
sit on, we've been working on some other proposals. the they have similarities to what is being done by the doctors caucus and on the energy and commerce committee there is similar work being done. we're working hard to put together a comprehensive package of different bills that can actually control health care costs. unfortunately that is not what obamacare or the affordable care act does. the individual mandate sort of super structure of obamacare is incredibly unpopular. 13% of the americans actually support the individual mandate. so this is why we're delaying it. clearly the administration recognizes that obamacare is not ready for prime time and so we think there ought to be a delay and not just the employer mandate but also the individual mandate that impacts every american. martha: all right, congressman, thank you very much. we'll see how the vote goes on wednesday. we know the unions are coming out, complain about some of of the aspects of this as well which is interesting this week.
congressman todd young, thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. bill: 19 minutes past the hour. millions of americans are struggling to stay cool at the moment. there is extreme heat and humidity combining for dangerous conditions up and down the eastern shore. back into the midwest where well, the heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are in place for the moment. we'll tell what you you need to know. martha: and striking gold off the coast of florida. this is an amazing story. >> you go out every day hoping that it's going to happen and a lot of times it doesn't but when it does it is just amazing, the feeling that you get. i love the sound of gold. this right here is what makes it all worth it. martha: hundreds of thousands of dollars. ♪ my asthma's under control.
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bill: well they were searching, they were searching for years and it final off big-time for a treasure hunter in florida. over the weekend his crew discovered 48 gold coins worth about a quarter million dollars. the owner of the company is brent brisman. here how he described this discovery. >> this ship loaded with treasure was sunk by a hurricane see him come out of the water over the rail and says, i think i got one more. he drops about 15 in my hand. bill: they kept on coming. he runs the 1715 treasure fleet
queen jewel salvage company. he is with captain greg bounds he is referring to in the satellite there. congratulationss. >> good morning, bill. bill: all the years you go through, you finally hit the jackpot. i didn't realize you guys were 200 feet offshore, brent. this is not deepwater, is it? >> it's not. these shipwrecks were pushed by a hurricane into the outer edge of the reef which is in 30 feet of water. once they hit the edge of the reef and they broke apart and scattered their artifacts from the edge of reef up to the beach. these coins were found right on the beach. bill: you guys can look for years and not find a darn thing. greg, i read a comment and you usually find beer cans and fishing weights and garbage but not this time. what was different this time? >> we found garbage at the same time we found gold coins. just happened there was a pile of gold coins in that hole. bill: can i see some of those,
greg? >> yes, sir. here's one. >> and that is 300 years old? >> yeah. these shipwrecks sank in the year of 1715. these coins, the oldest one we found dates to 1697. the newest one or youngest one i guess would be dates to 1714. bill: you put a price on this already? is that what i understand, $250,000? >> yeah. these counsel on average between 4 and $5,000. it depends on the attributes off the coin. like any other coin, it if has a significant year or rare marking that helps increase the value. bill: i gotcha. you've been searching forever and mostly find garbage and you find this. what were you thinking? what was your reaction? >> just when you see gold it just stands out from anything else that you would see on the bottom of the ocean. it is like a flash of light when you see it. it gets your heart beating and there is nothing else like it. bill: you told your boss, brent
you found one pile and you come up with a second one. i imagine your boss was pretty happy with that? >> he was ecstatic. everyone on the boat was hooting and hollering. it changes the morale of the boat. bill: in interest of fair disclosure bren and i used to work together in cincinnati, ohio, when i was a sports intern and i was a sports reporter. >> with gretchen carlson as well. bill: she was part of the team. you left that job and went to florida to start a salvage company. people realize you go out there day after day and find nothing and now you have literally struck gold. >> yeah. we find shipwreck artifacts almost on a daily basis but they're not headline-grabbing art at this facts. it is must kel balls. it is cannonballs. it is pottery, things like that. the big scores, when we find a lot of gold are a little bit more rare. in 2010 we found a bronze cannon that had 50 gold coins and 40
silver coins hidden inside it. that was a pretty spectacular day as well. bill: i bet it was. greg brisbon and chris bounds. the find of the year. here is martha. martha: that's a cool story. wow! coming up here we have a new part of the health care law about to be unleashed this fall. why it is starting fights across the country right now. that's coming up. plus a river rescue against all odds. how crews were able to bring a drowning man back from the brink of death. >> there is just no way i should have gotten out of it zero, zero. i actually watched my body go limp and i don't remember anything after that.
martha: a fox news extreme weather alert. heat advisories and excessive heat warnings are in effect across the northeast and the midwest right now. we've got millions of people struggling to stay cool out there as high temperatures and high humidity combine to create some very dangerous weather conditions out there. maria molina is live in our fox news extreme weather center. hi, maria. >> hey, good morning, martha. good to see you. you touched on something very important. it is not the actual temperatures that are dangerous but when you combine the hot temperatures and high humidity levels we create some very high heat index values that is how it
feels outside. we're talking heat index values across triple digits across sections of the northeast. that is why we have the heat advisories and excessive heat warnings. i want to start out with yesterday's high temperatures across the northeast. new york city, your high temperature yesterday 94 degrees. what you add in the humidity you talk about heat index values in triple digits. farther west in texas, very, very unusual. dallas, you only got into the 70s in afternoon hours because there was area of low pressure producing a lot of heavy rain and kept things unusually on the cool side. temperatures into the parts of the great lakes and midwest will continue on the rise as well. so the heat wave expands from the northeast into sections of the midwest. today, minneapolis, kansas city, memphis, tennessee, you will climb into the low 90s. you are expected to continue to see the hot temperatures even as we head into the end of the work week. we'll continue to see the heat across parts of the plains and midwest. for the northeast the same
through thursday and friday. we're talking middle 90s in washington, d.c. add the humidity it will feel hotter than that. 90s in new york city. in the city, heat index, 99. 104 in richmond. take a look at tomorrow, it will feel like 100 degrees as we head out the door in the city of d.c. out there. parts of maryland looking very hot. currently already this morning, only 10:33 we're talking upper 80s in d.c. it will be a hot one. stay safe everyone. martha: wow ! 104 in richmond is unbelievable. thanks, maria. you have a heat wave. that is worse than being uncomfortable. there are major health concerns that are related here that can happen in your body when your temperature control systems becomes overloaded. the body normally cools itself off as we know by sweating. in some conditions that is just simply not enough. high body temperatures can then begin to damage your organs,
even your brain in some instances from heatstroke. so those most at risk of course for these heat related illnesses include the babies, the little ones, the children up to four years old. you go to the people who are 65 years and older. also those who are overweight can feel the heat even more dramatically than others. people on certain medications need to be aware of this. drink, drink all the water and stay hydrated and stay inside and stay cool and comfortable. >> growing concerns over what's considered one of the essential parts of obamacare. claims that those who are supposed to help guide people through the enrollment process, the so-called navigators, could make the program more susceptible to fraud. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill" to take us through this. bob, good morning to you. the navigators, who are they? >> these the people that hhs, the obama administration is going to be hiring to educate the public about obamacare. so this is a huge job.
they can not be paid by insurance companies. so insurance agents don't like the navigators because they think that these are going to be, they are going to be unlicensed people, and they could give out wrong information. so, the success of obamacare, really depend on these navigators and how successful they are. bill: so they give advice to everyday americans to do what? to go into exchanges or to not go into the exchanges or what? >> yeah. to ask consumers what they're looking for and to look a the insurance plans in the health exchanges to make the best choice for them and their families. so, that, they're paid by the government, not by the insurance plans, to make those type of choices. bill: so the navigators could steer you into the government's plan then, the government's program, right? >> absolutely. they definitely look at all the options and that will be one issue i'm sure republicans, it will cause a lot of angst on capitol hill. they're nervous about these navigators, whether it is fraud
or whether bad advice they will be getting or what kind of advice they will be getting. this, the government has spent about $54 million to hire and train these navigators, the price keeps going up. what is the potential for fraud, bob? can you explain that? what would be an example you as a consumer could be taken here? >> they could be working for somebody you don't know or the training could be really bad or you get people into the program who are not interested in educating consumers but for their own self-interests. so this is going to be something that the congress and specifically the republican-led house i'm sure will do extensive oversight on. the navigators you will hear a lot about them in the coming months because as you know, bill, there is so much confusion on obamacare. it's a confusing law and people want to know what it means for them and the navigators will be answering that question and the government is hoping they are providing the right answer. bill: because the law is
complex, you will need help being guided through this. >> yeah. bill: you say legal challenges are possible here? >> yes. bill: who would bring the legal challenges, bob? >> different states have put different restrictions on these navigators. there will not be a lot of uniformity from state to state. there could be legal battles between the federal government and the states about what these navigators are allowed to do and what they're not allowed to do. so insurance plans have been lobbying for certain changes in state laws. in some situations, they have been successful. so if there's a lack of consistency across the country, there could be a lot of lawsuits on these navigator programs. bill: so whenever the program or the law goes into effect because the, well, it seems like the deadline is moving almost every week, but when it does go into effect, these navigators will be critical. >> absolutely. bill: there will be a lot of attention on these people? >> absolutely. enrollment starts on october 1st. so that is when the rubber will hit the road how successful or not successful obamacare will be
and that will be a critical time period because people want to know whether they will be paying more, their premiums will go up. are young people going to enroll in this. if they don't, certainly premiums. are going to go up. that is where the administration need to get young, healthy people into the exchanges. the young people a lot of people think will not enter into this. they would rather pay a fine on individual mandate then pay a in health premiums and risk they won't get sick. bill: as a navigator, do you need any sort of background? do you need some sort of health background or medical background or not? >> no. the government expect as lot of community organizers, church organizations to be part of this. bill: really? >> yeah. bill: are they going to volunteer or getting paid? >> they are going to get paid. they are hiring and tripping them. the training has got to be extensive because even health experts are having difficulty figuring out how this will all work. so the training is probably one of the most important things the obama administration is doing on
the implementation of obamacare. bill: wow, the grand experiment. bob cusack, thank you, sir. the navigators, we've been warned. bob cusack in washington. thanks. martha: thanks, bill. a 6-year-old boy is still in critical condition after he was buried under 11 feet of sand this is unbelievable story. the doctors treating him say he may be able to get off his ventilator by the end of this week. he was swallowed up by a dune in indiana. and he was able to use a pocket of area, thank goodness, to breathe in. it was chaotic though. here it is, reflected in the 911 call moments after he disappeared. >> 911? >> my friend's son, he got stuck in a sand dune and he under sand and can't get him out. my husband and his dad are trying to dig him out. martha: wow! so frightening. the indiana dunes lake shore where this happened is now closed indefinitely.
>> our best to that young man too, for getting back to health, full recovery. let's hope. it's a standoff straight from the wild west but one of the men here you see quickly finds out he is outgunned in a big way. martha: and a slip of the royal tongue may be revealing some new information about kate middleton's pregnancy when we come back. ♪ ♪
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>> they missed me a first time, missed me a second time and. >> we thought the guy was dead. >> finding a way to cut the rope off my neck and still not give up. i mean any of that stuff doesn't happen, i'm not here today. bill: indeed. the teens say they were just in the right place at the right time. the man, the man is calling them heroes. the. >> kate, we're hoping -- >> why hoping for a girl. >> because there are too many boys. >> what should they name them? >> the royal baby. >> big ben. martha: the suspected due date of the royal heir has come and gone here in london and still no baby just yet. babies have their own timetable as we know. there is quite a media crush outside. that is look at the front door of st. mary's hospital. the media is camped out across the street. that is the designated place where the baby will be born.
stepmother camilla had a little bit of a tongue yesterday, she thought it would happen by the end of this week. here she is. >> you may have something else happen this week? >> [inaudible] [laughter] we're all waiting by the telephone. >> got everybody's martha: at least she said he or she. she could have perhaps stepped in a little bit more if she had been more specific about that part. eloise parker joins us, expert on royal family and contributing writer to people.com. we also heard that carol middleton is rumored to have said that the baby will be a leo. some our twitter followers, says leo starts on july 23rd,
actually. that is ways away. >> that is absolutely right. july 13th has been the speculated due date but it was never actually confirmed by the palace. what we do know that when kate middleton was admitted in the hospital back in september she was very early in the pregnancy. she was nowhere near the three months mark. if you do the calculations she could indeed be due nearer the end of the month. martha: yeah. that is some of the speculation right now. and there's also a lot of discussion about where she is now because of course here in london everybody is watching all the movement on the streets and where the police are and if there's a barricade being put up and what that might mean. let's show a map, this is her family's home which is about 50 minutes or, 50 miles or so. >> 50 miles, yeah. martha: from st. mary's hospital in london very close to where we are. that is quite a trip and she is still out there as far as what we're learning from sources in london? >> we understand kate went out
to her mother's home in buklebury, the apartment they're waiting in kensington palace until the apartment is finished is too hot. by comparison her family home is air-conditioned. there is a swimming pool. of course it will be much more comfortable for her to stay out the pregnancy there she is only an hour away from the hospital should she need to be taken there. she will of course have a police escort and be taken very promptly when the need arises. martha: yeah. and a first baby generally doesn't come very quickly. so it looks like if that were the case she would have plenty of time when she had the first inklings something was up to get into town here. they are staying at nottingham cottage on the property of kensington palace. >> that's correct. martha: we'll go over there and take a look. there is no air-conditioning there. >> no. you have to remember the palaces are very old indeed of course.
and the weather just generally doesn't get hot enough for air-conditioning in the u.k. so it is very common for properties to not have in-built air-conditioning, even newer properties in the u.k. that is really not that exceptional for that part of the world unfortunately. martha: now, camilla we saw just a moment ago. her birthday is wednesday, the 17th. she is going to be 66 on wednesday and she joked about, you know, how nice if it would be if the baby were born on her birthday. >> of course. martha: do you think she stepped over the line, she kind of said well, we're looking at the end of this week? >> i don't think so. i think she felt obliged certainly to say something. the royal family and middletons have maintained dignified silence on the whole birth considering how excited they must all be. the whole country is very excited and they're no different. but i think, you know, we can safely say the baby is arriving this month, so the end of this week isn't really too much
information. martha: one thing we know is that only the baby knows for sure because the baby doesn't know what the due date is. >> they have their own timetable. martha: they come when they're good and ready. eloise, thank you very much. we'll follow your coverage. >> thank you. bill: good stuff. jenna lee, "happening now" rolls your way in a moment. i will say july 22nd. martha: i know better than to bet against you, bill, july 20 seg -- 22nd,. bill: what do you say? >> senate majority leader harry reid may have brought the senate from brink of all ought so-called warfare. we'll see if that is the case. jody arias makes another court appearance. our legal panel is here. a case of am niche shaw in southern california and study says working longer may delay amnesia. have you heard about the silent scream of volcanoes?
the silent scream of volcanos? bill: sound intrigueing. >> you will today. we have a segment on that. july 202nd. bill: we need to figure out what martha thinks, what day it will be for her. her fate is directly tied to the child. see you jenna, in a few minutes. all right. an armed standoff after two men draw guns inside of a store. but the scene take as very strange turn next. we were like, "sure. no problem!" and you were like, "thanks, but what about thick & creamy and whips!" and we were like, "done and done! now it's out of everything yoplait makes." and you were all, "yum!" and we're like, "is it just us, or has this been a really good conversation?" and you were like, "i would talk, but my mouth is full of yogurt." yoplait. it is so good!
jo well a standoff caught on surveillance video is not quite what it seems. police say the 42-year-old approached a clerk behind the counter and then pulled out a gun but the clerk had his own gun hidden under the counter. watch this play out and pulled it on the suspect. turns out the robber's weapon was just a bb gun.
>> clerk knocked the perpetrator down to the ground. the perpetrator dropped his gun. he was very calm, very cool, kept his head, mr. hairs certainly qualifies to be one of the world's dumbest and luckiest to be alive criminals from watching video, because the clerk haevery justification to actually shoot the individual. martha: wow! that is something. pennsylvania police arrested the man just moments after that incident. >> one of the dumbest. a blistering heat wave is not stopping fans from coming to the new york city. the all-star game is live on fox tonight. rick leventhal in queens, new york. how is it going, rick? good morning. >> reporter: you think you get to the stadium 10 hours before the game you get better seats. we're stuck out in the production area while they do rehearsals inside. we were on the field yesterday and talked to managers and
players about tonight's 84th all-star game. the mid-summer classic is not just a exhibition game. the winner gets the home field in the world series and national league won the last three awl-star games and the last three world series. coincidence? we asked jim lay land. >> it is a nice touch. you live by the old saying, there is no place like home. i think that pretty much sums that up. statistically it says it does give you an advantage and you know, this is a tremendous game and we're going to do our best to win this game. >> reporter: the tigers max scherze-r starts for the american league and the mets matt harvey starts for national league. the broadcast begins at 7:30 and the game starts around 8:00. bill: who will be there, rick? >> reporter: major league baseball has a long history of honoring our men and women of the armed forces.
you've seen them every home game with servicemembers out on the field. tonight at this year's all-star game they have 30 nominees for a very special tribute. fans voted on men and women of the armed forces members represents each team. we met an army airborne ranger. the first amputee to redeploy for battle. joe did five tours in afghanistan after losing a leg in iraq. >> everyone in the ranger regiments is a three-time volunteer. they volunteer to be in the army. they volunteer to go to airborne school. they troll tear to be selected within the ranger. i work a bunch guys who enjoy what they do. they're absolutely dedicated and ridding of the world of terrorists. >> reporter: well-deserved honor for some very brave souls, bill. bill: indeed rick. enjoy your day at citi field. we'll be back after this.
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can't you just see kate middleton saying, no way, i am not staying in that hot palace. we are going to my parents' where they have air-conditioning and it's much more civilized. bill: something tells me kate's going to get what she wants. martha, we'll catch you tomorrow. martha: we'll see. bill: see you on "america live" later today, and we'll catch you again tomorrow. "happening now" starts right now. jon: and the baby watch continues. right now, though, breaking news. jenna: a showdown on capitol hill as senators stare down the so-called nuclear option. a look at what's at stake and the possible deal that may be on the table. we'll let you know the latest on that. plus, convicted killer jodi arias back in a courtroom fighting for her life. what her lawyers will ask a judge to do. and could scientists be on the verge of an early warning system for a volcanic eruption? we're going to tell you something about a